Salisbury Bank Finances New Roasting Facility for Irving Farm Coffee Roasters in Millerton, NY
April 17, 2015
Salisbury Bank is pleased to announce its support for the newly built roasting facility that belongs to Irving Farm Coffee Roasters. The funding is for a state-of-the-art roastery and education center located in Millerton, NY, less than a mile from their popular cafe and bakery.
The new building, set to open in April, will function as a cupping lab and a training area offering tours, tastings, classes and special events. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the comprehensive journey of sourcing and roasting coffee from Irving Farm's direct relationships with farmers.
"It's been a dream of ours for the past decade to move into a space that allows us to fully integrate our dedication to roasting coffee with the ability to share our years of experience with the community in a dynamic, hands-on way," said Irving Farm's co-owner Stephen Leven. "We began roasting out of a converted carriage house in 1999, so it's thrilling to celebrate our growth while introducing coffee as an exciting addition to Dutchess County's rich culinary tourism."
Irving Farm has a history of focusing on sustainable practices, and the new facility will feature radiant heat, the composting of chaff and other organic materials and a Loring Roaster that burns 85% less fuel than other roasters.
“Salisbury Bank is excited to work with Irving Farm on such an important project,” said David Wright, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. “We look forward to a long term, mutually beneficial banking relationship with David and Stephen and congratulate them on their success to date.”
Salisbury Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Lakeville, Connecticut and presently operates full service branches in Canaan, Lakeville, Salisbury and Sharon, Connecticut; Great Barrington, Sheffield and South Egremont, Massachusetts; as well as Dover Plains, Fishkill, Millerton, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, and Red Oaks Mill, New York. The Bank has been serving families and businesses for over 160 years and offers a full range of consumer and business banking products and services as well as trust and investment services.